Where in the World? – Alpaca property around the globe
As this is a new online blog for the alpaca world, I thought it would be interesting to compare alpaca properties that can be found for sale around the world. I have been told about properties in the US, Australia, France and the UK.
The first one is taken from the internet and is here on the web – Click here
Alpaca farm with 5 bedrooms and a 1 bed annexe – an ideal B&B 397,500 Euros
This is an ideal business opportunity. Ready to welcome B&B guests and an alpaca farm! Or just move in and enjoy the views.
Sitting proudly on the hillside, overlooking the land, you can keep an eye on your alpacas from the house.
Over 6 acres of land, all fenced to make six separate paddocks and bordered by a stream on the lower edge.
The house is beautifully renovated and has 4 good sized bedrooms and a single room as well as a self-contained annexe with one double room adjoining the house.
The alpacas are not included in the price of the property but could be sold direct if you wanted to continue this business.
The Vienne was formed in 1790 from parts of the historical regions of Poitou, Berry and Touraine. The department tends to slope downwards from the north to the south with the highest point reaching 764 ft and the lowest point being 115ft at the confluence of the River Creuse and the River Charente. The department gets its name from the River Vienne, which flows straight down the centre.
Poitiers is the departmental and regional capital and boasts France’s oldest Christian building, the Saint Jean baptistery, constructed back in the fourth century. The town has some fine examples of Romanesque architecture, is a pleasant small city, and visitors will find a relaxed atmosphere, especially compared to Paris. It is home to around 90,000 people including many students thanks to the popular university. Poitiers is also a good base to visit nearby towns and cities. A lot of retirees move to the city and its’ environs, attracted by its warm climate (snow is rare).
The second French property comes from Leah Ducaud
Rare opportunity to buy an old farmhouse with 16 hectares set in a stunning location overlooking the forest of the Double. Peace and tranquility without being isolated as the property is the last in the small hamlet, with instant access for riding, cycling and walking in the beautiful forest surrounding the edges of the property on three sides.
A large entrance hall leads to the carefully restored and well-equipped kitchen and dining room and also to the master bedroom, the bathroom and the toilet. The large master bedroom has a south-facing window looking out onto the garden and has an elegant stone fireplace. The bathroom contains a bath, shower and wash basin, it’s exceptional size can also house a washing machine and tumble dryer if required.
The second bedroom (currently used as a child’s bedroom and playroom) will comfortably hold a double bed and furniture and also has a pretty stone fireplace.
The living room serves also as an easily converted temporary guest room for the moment and is ideal for a small family.
An adjoining barn has enormous potential for conversion into a large sitting room and dining room with a mezzanine ensuite double bedroom.
Another large barn and stables adjoin the first barn giving a total of 220m2 of outbuildings.
The south side of the property has a terrace overlooking a large fenced garden with vegetable garden and poultry pen and on to the surrounding fields and forest. There is also a convenient well, situated in the courtyard, for watering the gardens and livestock. The orchard, populated with various young fruit trees is positioned just to the side of a large parking area at the farms entrance.
The land is particularly well-cared for with around 13 hectares already fenced with posts and sheep wire to 1.2m high (currently used for alpacas) and topped with a strand of electric fencing (currently used for horses). A large wooden field shelter provides shelter in two of the fields close to the house not bordered by the forest.
The only unfenced field is situated furthest from the house and borders a small river and is well sheltered on all sides by mature trees, it also contains a fresh water source with a delightful natural pond.
Sadly for sale as relocating closer to family in the Charente, this beautiful property is immediately habitable but with further scope for renovation or restoration if required.
Available at 299,000 Euros Click here for website
Over to the USA now, and the Silken Suri Ranch, having been posted on Facebook, where I saw it!
Beautiful home in the Golden Foothills Walkout basement 3 car garage Vaulted cathedral ceilings 2 story windows with amazing views An open kitchen boasts cherry cabinets silestone counters and wood flooring Out buildings and fencing set up perfectly for horses or alpacas Main floor laundry Only 20 minutes from Golden Black HawkCentral City Flat acreage Close to Centennial Cone Open Space Priced at $489,000 Please click here for the website for more information.
Also in the USA is this property in Oregon in the US
This is a stunning executive home with views, sited in a peaceful forest above Twin Oaks School. Fir & cherry flooring with walnut, slate & brass accents, soaring ceilings in the living room, wine room, sprinklered grounds, 150 gpm well & lots of wildlife. The property is a perfect country estate with barns, corrals & fenced pastures. Adjacent 5 acre lot is also available. This one is priced at $625,000 (US dollars) Click Here
In Eastern Washington State, close to Idaho border – Click here for link
310 acres for your private estate or hunting paradise. Amazing views. Borders thousands of acres of timber company land which borders national forest. 3800 sq ft country ranch home with a daylight basement started. Built with concrete filled Superform ICF blocks for superior insulation and strength. There is a drilled well. A 2nd rustic cabin with storage building/garage. Good water, timber resources, power, phone and access. 2 creeks run through the property. Numerous springs. One captured spring supplies the cabin with water. Several ponds. Property for sale at $599,000.
In the UK there is an amazing opportunity to purchase a fantastic on-going business in the Ashdown Forest. The llama Park, has been established for years, and is a thriving tourist attraction.
The sale of Ashdown Forest Llama Park offers a rare and exciting opportunity to acquire an attractively located small residential country estate with stunning views and access directly onto Ashdown Forest combined with a purpose designed and built visitor centre and retail outlet including extensive shop area, coffee shop, restaurant and conference room. The vendor established the Ashdown herd of llamas and alpacas in 1987 and from the Park has been pro-active in promoting the camelid industry in the UK for the last fifteen years. In addition to breeding and selling good quality llamas and alpacas raised in a stress free and caring environment, by operating as a visitor attraction, the aim has been to educate the public about llamas and alpacas. (for further detail see http://www.llamapark.co.uk). The local Planning Authority have recognised the site to be an important tourist venue indicating that it would give serious considerations to other uses ancillary to the tourist use and/or assisting the existing business, subject of course to Planning Permission. The estate is set in undulating pasture and extends in all to about 32 acres.
Ashdown Farmhouse is a detached Farmhouse built in 1997 being of brick and tile hung elevations under a tiled roof and benefitting from oil-fired central heating and double glazing.
The llama park is available for sale for £1.6million. If you would like to see more details, please click here.